Travel Bans

June 27, 2017

The American Solidarity Party affirms the responsibility of governments to protect citizens, but we believe that national security can be reconciled with compassion for those fleeing violence and persecution. We appreciate the Supreme Court’s ruling to allow certain individuals to continue arriving, but we remain gravely concerned by the President’s ongoing efforts to implement stringent travel and refugee bans. We are especially disturbed by the inclusion of Syria on the list of banned countries, due to the intensity of the conflict, growing casualty rate, and extreme number of displaced men, women, and children. We will continue to stand in solidarity with all migrants and refugees, and look forward to a final decision from the Supreme Court in October.